The Act of Creating Something

June 18, 2012  |  miscellany

“Initially, I entered the field of writing through a desire to heal, but what’s been surprising is that while sowing my own transformation, my work seems to aid others’ healing,” Tara Hardy says in GO Magazine’s 100 Women We Love. “And what a privilege to be part of people healing themselves. Call me a zealot, but I believe this is a central opportunity offered by the act of creating something.”

Yeah. That.

Meditating on that today, sitting with it, swishing it around in my mouth to get every last flavor burst. I’m losing sight of my goal, my intentions, in doing this work a little bit these days. I struggle to find the right words. My life is so full, always so much going on … but I am so called to this, this writing, this way of working out my world, this way of making sense of what’s around me. The Internet and communities online are so rapidly changing, I can’t keep up, though I am trying. I’m moving toward more coaching and one-on-one work with people, and doing more workshops and teachings, but I want to keep up my writings here. I know—and Kristen is constantly reminding me—that the only way through is through, but still I struggle with being stuck.

So thanks, Tara, for that quote, and reminding me that there is a “central opportunity offered by the act of creating something”: that it aids others, as well as my own, healing.

I’m thrilled to see Amber Dawn, Miss Indigo Blue, Patricia Manuel, Jessica Halem, Sassafras Lowrey, and Shanna Katz—in addition to Tara Hardy—and other folks in my communities on the GO magazine hot 100 list this year. Congratulations.

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2 Comments


  1. I am so happy that you keep this blog, Sinclair. I think it’s brave, and has been a substantive part of my healing process. Your narrative is so grounded, it’s been a kind of handhold as I investigate my own roots, identity and wounds.

    So, no matter where your journey takes you, I’m glad that a big part of it’s archived here. Thanks for being so honest, and keep writing :)

  2. Ditto! I love this blog. I’ve been seeing so many of my fav blogs fade away lately and it totally blows, but people do move on. I think we are discovering that blogs, like books, can have an end.

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